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  • A little help for a friend…

    Posted 2017-10-27 19:17:00 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    What do you do when you are on your solo around-the-world flight and the autopilot in your Bonanza quits working in Hawaii? You do what globetrotting pilot Adrian Eichhorn did – you call S-TEC’s Product Support Group in Mineral Wells, Texas for ...

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  • Balloon association develops commercial safety standards

    Posted 2017-10-19 20:26:29 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    The FAA “applauded” a commercial hot air balloon safety program that was in the making for over a year in the wake of a deadly crash that killed 16 in Lockhart, Texas. The new two-part “Envelope of Safety” accreditation program was introduced Oct. 13 and will be supervised by the Balloon Federation of America (BFA) to assure passengers aboard commercial balloons that pilots would adhere to higher standards of ...

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  • Flying clubs opening doors, realizing dreams

    Posted 2017-10-19 17:38:02 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    When flying clubs thrive, pilots ...

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  • Remembering the Night Witches

    Posted 2017-10-18 23:59:55 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    They were the most-decorated combat pilots in the Soviet Union’s World War II armed forces, flying their missions in the dark, and cutting their engines to glide in and bomb the Nazi invaders ...

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  • Virgin Galactic nearing space shot

    Posted 2017-10-18 23:55:22 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Billionaire and aspiring astronaut Richard Branson may be disappointed about not reaching space in the next six months, but it appears his space ship will indeed fly beyond the atmosphere in that time frame, albeit without a crew on board. Virgin Galactic Vice President Mike Moses told a commercial space conference in Las Cruces, New Mexico, that much progress has been made on flight tests and that supersonic speed is expected soon. The company hopes to be in space by the end of the year, he ...

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  • Icon announces A5 improvements

    Posted 2017-10-18 22:45:33 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    Icon Aircraft announced Oct. 12 the delivery of the first Model Year 2018 A5, calling it the start of a “new production phase,” with the pace of future deliveries expected to increase quickly, and ...

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  • ‘Angels’ deliver relief to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico

    Posted 2017-10-18 21:03:51 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    General aviation pilots are continuing to help in Puerto Rico nearly a month after Category 4 Hurricane Maria ravaged the U.S. ...

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  • AOPA ANNOUNCES 2017 FLIGHT TRAINING EXPERIENCE WINNERS

    Posted 2017-10-18 20:53:40 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    FREDERICK, MD – The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association's You Can Fly program has announced the 2017 Flight Training Experience Award winners. Winners were announced during a ceremony at the 2017 Redbird Migration at the Experimental Aircraft Association Museum in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, October 17. Earning top honors as the National Best Flight School is SkyTrek Alaska Flight Training, located in Anchorage, Alaska. National Best Flight Instructor winner is Zoan Harclerode from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Regional winners also were honored for providing a high level of service to their customers, based on responses to the 2017 Flight Training Experience Survey, which closed in August. Regional Best Flight Instructors include, for the Midwest, Jim Fellers of Blue Skies Flying Services and Pilot Shop of Lake of the Hills Airport in Illinois; in the Northeast, Robert Keleti of Republic Airport in Farmingdale, New York; Chris Dupin in the Southeast, representing Destin Flight Works, of Destin, Florida; and for the Southwest, Scott Campbell of Sierra Charlie Aviation in Scottsdale, Arizona. Regional Best Flight School winners include: Northeast region, Take Flight Aviation based at Orange County Airport in Montgomery, New York; Southeast region winner and female owned and operated FL Aviation Center, based at Tallahassee International Airport; Midwest region winner, Blue Skies Flying Services and Pilot Shop of Illinois’s Lake in the Hills Airport; and Southwest region winner, Texas Flight Aviation from Tomball, Texas. The survey design was based on AOPA’s extensive research into the optimal flight training experience, and focused on four key factors: educational quality, customer focus, community, and information sharing. Flight schools and instructors identified as delivering excellent training experiences also earned Flight Training Experience Awards as Distinguished Flight Schools and Distinguished Instructors. “The scoring for this year’s ...

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  • Casting call for video gamer pilots

    Posted 2017-10-18 19:58:28 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    IBM and GameFly are looking for pilots around Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and San Francisco to feature in commercials, web videos, and print ...

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  • Mobile sim app arrives on desktop

    Posted 2017-10-18 19:18:39 by: ShareAviation - Ryan

    A flight simulator made for mobile devices has arrived on iOS and PC desktops, promising cheap thrills and a variety of aviation-themed ...

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